Whilst I was surfing Wikipedia looking for anything Inception-related [read: actors, plotlines, related movies], I saw an article about Joseph-Gordon Levitt and how he is a Francophile - a person with a strong positive disposition to France. Anything about France, its culture, history, the people.
Hmm... which got me thinking. For followers of my blog, I dunno if there are any, you probably notice that I tend to write in British spelling, rave about anything British [especially the bands], and loooooove London so much that I'd want to go back and maybe live there in the future. And yes, even the World War II stuff, I find myself rooting for the Brits [the Allied troops] instead of the Americans, who liberated us. Teehee. Colonial mentality, call it, but I still love Britannia!
Turns out, there is such a cultural appreciation term for me! It's called Anglophile!! A certain love for anything England. Woot Woot. This started when I was in 6th grade, I think, waaay back in 1997, when I discovered my favourite band of all time and got absolutely obsessed about London.
Don't get me wrong, I was born here in this island country in Asia called the Philippines, but there was something absolutely different about me. I was brought up in a Western sort of way, with relatives from America, and also well, the blood of my Spanish ancestors also run in my blood. I think.
Anyway.......... enough of the Anglophile talk. I just wanted to say I am an anglophile. teehee.
On other news, I've just seen Inception last Sunday and all I can say is WOW. One of the best movies I've ever seen so far. The plotline is absolutely complex, it's hard for me to think how Christopher Nolan wrote the screenplay for it. It was excellently done too. And Leo.. oh Leo. Why is he so freaking hot??
With the girl from Juno + Joseph Gordon-Levitt [I'll always associate him with 500 days of Summer & the kid from 3rd Rock from the Sun - one of the best tv shows of all time], the ensemble cast is great!
And... Cillan Murphy.... he's Irish, you know? Adds all the more to his charm! teehee. I think I've seen him before in a British-produced movie but I'm racking my brains where and I'm too lazy to check on IMDB or wikipedia. teeehee.
Back to regular programming now - I'm back at work, and my commute to and from work is taking forever!!! I've packed my book light with me so I could work on some notes and maybe read a little while on the way home. The traffic going home [I live in the south of the metro] is absolutely unexpected - sometimes the commute takes less than 40 minutes, sometimes it takes more than an hour in the expressway. I love my Energizer book lamp. I got it for free from my Citibank credit card rewards points too =) Retail price is around P400+!
I'm still finalizing the itinerary for the Macau/HK trip that I plan to put up here sometime soon. Woo!
And yes, the blog has just officially gone from a book blog to my personal blog. AGAIN.
Blame the laziness in me to maintain 3 separate blogs.
Good day everyone!
I've been out for a week whilst I'd been touring Hong Kong and Macau. It's a yearly event of mine now - to take a holiday off work and life and just see the world. It's my third time in HK and my first in Macau. Trip has been very successful and I've uploaded my photos in my facebook account. I dunno if I'll write a blog about this trip sometime soon but maybe when I'm bored and I have a lot of time in my hands you'll see it here too :)
I just read the most amazing news today: Take That are reuniting as a five-piece! Ayeeee! *squeals* I love, love, love, love Take That. Actually my love for this boyband had been rekindled when I was in London back in 2008. I hoarded their DVDs and CDs and now... Robbie Williams is bacck! They're a five-piece again. *flails*
I wish I could go back to London or some country where they'll perform in just to watch their concert!!!
Puts TT and BZ concerts back in priority.
Anyway..... I've been to Powerbooks Alabang Town Center yesterday and tried my best not to walk out with anything! Hah. Good thing TT and BZ and travel are on my mind so I came out with nothing.
But the sale is from July 15-August 15, 2010 anyway... sooo.. more time to go back when I've changed my mind.
Then there's the Fully Booked Sale, the National Bookstore Sale, and the Manila International Book Fair.
Plus travel. Must always remember to travel.
Okay, enough rants now, I'm going back to my regular routine [work, read, watch stuff] in hopes of traveling again.
Hiya! How's everyone doing? I just wanna say hi and test out blogging via my
mobile device :) I'm currently enjoying my travel- I just came from Macau and today I'm heading for hong kong Disneyland. Awesome stuff.
Now I'm thinking about blogging everything I've done whilst in this trip to help others too :)
Haven't been reading much lately but maybe when I get back home ;) tah!
I'd like to welcome Barbara DeShong and thank her for writing the guest post below =)
Feel free to leave comments or ask questions after the post!
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